Vulcano e Lipari


    Vulcano is an Italian island belonging to the archipelago of the Aeolian Islands, in Sicily. The island owes its existence to the fusion of some volcanoes of which the largest is the Vulcano della Fossa, further north there is Vulcanello (123 m), connected to the rest of the island by an isthmus. volcano, to the west, seems to have formed after the extinction of the southern volcano, with very acid lava, it generated the mountain called Vulcano della Fossa (or Gran Cratere or Cono di Vulcano), 386 m high, with very steep slopes, with a north an extinct crater, called Forgia Vecchia. To the northwest there is a recent flow of obsidian from 1771, called the Pietre Cotte. The active crater is located somewhat displaced to the northwest. Although the last eruption occurred in 1888-1890, the volcano has never ceased to show its vitality and still today we observe different phenomena: fumaroles, jets of steam both on the crest and submarines and the presence of sulfur mud from the appreciated therapeutic properties.

    Things to do/see in Vulcano:

    1. Near the port there are hot volcanic muds linked to the sulphurous activity of the island. Sludge is one of the attractions that attracts many people to take a hot bath. Near the sea, submarine emissions of sulphurous gas are also visible.

    2. The natural heat, due to the presence of sulphurous waters, makes Vulcano famous for its thermal baths and black sand beaches.

    3. With an area of about 21 square kilometers, it is one of the smallest islands in the Aeolian islands, so a scooter or a bicycle is enough to visit it far and wide.


    Lipari is an island of Italy belonging to the archipelago of the Aeolian islands in Sicily. In the main town, which bears the same name as the island, the most visited street is Corso Vittorio Emanuele, known by the inhabitants as “Il Corso”. The road more characteristic however is Via Garibaldi, from which numerous alleys branch out. It joins the castle of Lipari with Piazza Ugo di Sant’Onofrio, called “Marina Corta”. It is one of the squares of the Aeolian, irregularly shaped, overlooking the sea and rich of bars and restaurants. At the extreme east of the square there is the fortress of the Lipari Castle, while the historic Church of the Souls of Purgatory stands out on the sea side. Until a few years ago it was the seat of the Town Hall. Another important street is Via Francesco Crispi, known as “Marina Lunga”, a promenade that connects the town of Lipari with Canneto.

    Things to do/see in Lipari:

    1. Visit of the historical center of Lipari, dominated by the fortified walls called “Castello”, placed on a high cliff overlooking the sea.

    2. Visit of the castle and the cathedral of San Bartolomeo.

    3. Visit to the Aeolian museum.

    4. Sea and shopping.

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